Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson recently celebrated a significant milestone in their lives – their 35th wedding anniversary on April 30. The beloved Hollywood couple has enjoyed many happy years together.
To commemorate the special day, Wilson posted a picture on social media of Hanks presenting her with a cake, captioning it, “35 years of marriage. April 30, 1988. Love is everything.”
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson first crossed paths in 1981 on the set of Bosom Buddies. At that time, Hanks was married to his college sweetheart, Samantha Lewes, so their relationship began as a friendship. Hanks later shared on the “Sooo Many White Guys” podcast that he always felt a strong connection with Wilson.
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After dating for two years, Hanks and Wilson tied the knot in 1988. Together, they have two children – Chester “Chet” Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks – and continue to enjoy their long-lasting and loving relationship.
Hanks and Wilson believe that there isn’t a secret formula for lasting love. As Hanks mentioned in a 2018 interview with People, the foundation of their relationship is simply that they genuinely like each other. He even joked about how, if they were in high school, he wouldn’t have had the courage to approach her.
The couple acknowledges that life is full of challenges, but they emphasize that it’s more enjoyable to face those difficulties alongside someone you truly enjoy spending time with. Their enduring love is a testament to the importance of friendship and genuine affection in a relationship.
35 years of marriage. April 30, 1988. Love is everything. pic.twitter.com/RlzqHf75tK
— Rita Wilson (@RitaWilson) April 30, 2023
“They say it must be hard work. No, it’s not. Every now and again you know, you gotta get over some stuff but life is one damn thing after another and it’s actually more pleasant to be able to go home with someone you like to spend time with in order to get with it.”
Congratulations to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson on their remarkable 35-year milestone, which is truly impressive, particularly in the world of Hollywood.
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